Recipe: North Indian Coriander Lemon Chicken Marinade

This original take on classic North Indian chicken marries earthy spices and citric brightness with a just-so-slightly piquant red pepper bite for a flavorful, light chicken breast that is the star of the show and pairs amazingly with Chef Bella’s North Indian Tomato Sauce and Sauteed Kale and Spinach.



  • 1 tablespoon coriander seed
  • 2 tablespoon cumin seed
  • zest of 1 large lemon
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 minced garlic clove
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes


  1. Combine coriander and cumin seeds in frying pan; on low-med heat toast seeds until aromatic and toasted.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; submerge 2 lbs. of Chicken breast in marinade. Let chicken marinade for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Grill chicken over open flame or cast iron griddle for best results.
  4. Finish fresh lemon juice and season with salt to taste.


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